Saturday, July 16, 2011

Strawberry Lemonade

In the summertime I always feel left out when everyone else is enjoying Strawberry Lemonade when we go out to eat. Being a diabetic I am stuck with Diet Soda or Water.

The other day I had an idea, what if I took fresh strawberries and pureed them with my stick blender and added them to a pitcher of Crystal Lite Lemonade. I was instantly in love, I could be just like everyone else! Whooo Hoooooooooo. It is super easy to make and so refreshing!

I realize this is not rocket science, but if I took me this long to give it a try, maybe someone else who has to go the low sugar route for health reasons or just simply does not care for sugary drinks can use the idea!

My husband thinks a dash of Orange Juice would be good, but I omitted that ingredient!

1/3 to 1/2 cup fresh strawberries (frozen would work I am sure)
1 package Crystal Light Lemonade (or your choice of lemonade)

Puree the strawberries in a blender or use your stick blender, add in a a bit of water to help it along

Add the strawberries into a pitcher along with your Lemonade Mix, add water

Mix well and serve over ice, garnish with a strawberry if desired


ButterYum said...

Yep, yummy stuff. I did a similar post a couple weeks ago.


tamilyn said...

I'll pass this on to my step-mom. She is also a diabetic and I'm sure she gets sick of the water and diet Pepsi.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Cheryl, this looks so delish and refreshing. Maybe we could add a splash of vodka and see if it add a little more pizzaz ;-)

I am drooling over your Brazilian Cheese Bread and can't wait to try it!

Debbie said...

I'm with Katherine....I think the vodka sounds good!

sophia said...

Crystal Light has a strawberry-lemonade flavor, but definitely that pales in comparison to yours with fresh strawberries! I'd love to add tonic water to that, just for the bubblies. :D

Pam said...

It looks refreshing and delicious Cheryl!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm always here!

Marjie said...

I love simple ideas like this. This sounds delicious. And frozen strawberries that are only partially thawed would be great, because they'd cool this wonderful drink down even faster!

Chocolate Shavings said...

Looks delicious and i love that bright red colour!

grace said...

this is one heck of a refreshing beverage. i wouldn't mind a zap of orange juice, or, better yet, lime!

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